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  • Redefining Clinical Research In The Age Of Genomic Science

    In 2013, TransPoC, Inc. (Translational Proof of Concept) was formed to solve a serious problem: the diminishing number of new drug therapies resulting from oncology research. This problem has become more challenging given the overwhelming volume of genomic data available since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003.

  • What Is Required For Better Medical Research Participation?

    Years ago I was asked to enroll my daughter in medical research. As I recall, the University of Buffalo physician approached me shortly before my child was to undergo a procedure. They were hoping to take a few additional tissue samples that wouldn’t lengthen the procedure nor harm my daughter. I said no to this request.

  • Making Britain The “Fastest Place” For Pharma R&D Adoption

    Competition in the pharmaceutical industry isn’t just about which manufacturer discovers the next blockbuster pill. National governments and entire geographical regions compete fiercely to attract pharma companies and the billions of dollars that come with their high-value investments. The United Kingdom is the latest country to try and step up its game.

  • Industry Explorers Blaze On: R&D Veteran William Comer Of NeuroGenetic

    The chairman of Bristol-Myers summoned the head of R&D into his office. “Bill, go down and check out the ruckus on the street,” he said. “Something about our new AIDS drug.” When Dr. William Comer exited the front door of the company’s New York City headquarters, he saw a small group of men marching around on the sidewalk, holding signs, blowing trumpets, beating drums, and chanting loudly.

  • Regeneron: A Biotech With Commercial Confidence From The First Compound

    In 2001, members of a small biotech from the New York City area traveled to the state capital, Albany, to discuss accessing the state’s new Biotechnology Industry Growth Fund. An economic development official responsible for a portion of that fund met with them but came away skeptical.

  • Leading Diversity & Discovery At Janssen

    Anuk Das Champions Multicultural Networking In Immunology Research.

  • A Recipe For Life Sciences Commercialization

    As the landscape of the biopharmaceutical industry expands into growing regions, an exciting transformation is beginning to transfer commercialization “recipes” to emerging markets. All eyes are on small, specialty, and midsize players emerging at the forefront of innovation in the mature regions of Europe and the United States.

  • The R&D Tax Credit — A Catalyst For Life Sciences Innovation

    Does your company develop new medical products, pharmaceuticals, or innovative production techniques in the United States?

  • Grünenthal Builds A New Entrepreneurial & Networked Approach To R&D

    The German proverb, “Wer rastet, der rostet,” loosely translates to, “He who rests grows rusty.” This saying occurs to me as I sit across from Grünenthal’s chief scientific officer, Klaus Langner, Ph.D. We are at the Omni hotel in San Francisco, and it is very late. However, since we are in town for the 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan (JPM) Healthcare conference, each of us knows this is far from our last meeting of the day.

  • NeuroPhage Pharmaceuticals

    Targeting a common amyloid structure of misfolded proteins in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s — and perhaps many others

  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals R&D Adopts A Venture Capital Innovation Model

    Faced with diminishing returns on R&D investments, large pharmaceutical companies are searching for innovative ways to successfully identify, develop, and market products with financial viability. Yet small discovery companies and biotechs continue to outpace large pharma in the approval of NMEs (new molecular entities).

  • From Publish-Or-Perish To Product Creation – Putting Your Research Into Action

    Neoantigenics is a biotechnology company that was based on unique IP that was discovered at the University of Virginia (UVA). John Herr, Ph.D., chief scientific officer, is the principal investigator and a tenured professor in the Departments of Cell Biology and Biomedical Engineering at UVA.

  • ONO Pharmaceutical Strives For Global Sales

    Gyo Sagara, president, representative director and CEO, challenges his company to enter the cancer field and gain big-pharma relevance.

  • Driving The Innovation Agenda In Life Sciences: The Case Of Ontario, Canada

    Continued discovery is the lifeblood of the life sciences sector. As researchers across the globe race to find the next disruptive treatment or technology, government has a critical role to play in creating the conditions for innovation to flourish.

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